Carol Kazwick, Department Chair – Paper Arts
Peggy Boehm - Watercolor
Sister Mary Boyd – Art History
JoAnne Laudolff - Printmaking
Kimberly Mullarkey – Drawing
Alyce Van Acker - Acrylic Painting
Rosalie Vass - Life Drawing
William Worcester – Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting
Carol Zack – Oil Pastel
Carol is a Chicago area based mixed media artist and instructor in hand papermaking and collage. Her artwork revolves around the themes of the natural world, landscape and the past. She holds a B.A. in art from North Central College and exhibits her work extensively in the Midwest. Her work is in the collection of the Kane County Judicial Building, the Hines Veteran Administration Hospital and is also in many private collections.
PEGGY BJORK BOEHM
Peggy grew up in the wooded, lake region on Minnesota and now makes her home on two wooded acres north of St. Charles in her cottage studio. She loves the outdoors, gardening and her art. Her drawing and painting are inspired by nature and feature a wide range of subject matter including flowers, animals and people. After studying art in Chicago and many other schools, she discovered her love of teaching. Peggy has been teaching art to all ages for many years.Encouraging her students to find their special creativity is her greatest passion and ultimate success.
SISTER MARY BOYD
Sister Mary Boyd, a School Sister of St. Francis, has been in the field of education for 49 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, an M.S. in Education: Guidance and Counseling, from NIU, a studio art major from NIU and an M.A. in Art History from NIU. She also has about 45 credits in Spanish from various places. Most of her education work has been as an art teacher. For the past 12 years, she has been teaching Spanish at the elementary level. Sister Mary loves teaching art history and making original dollhouses. In 22 years, she has created 30 houses and 9 stables for nativity figures.
JoAnne Laudolff is a graduate of Columbia College and has been teaching art classes for the past ﬁfteen years. Those classes include: Japanese Papermaking, Printmaking,Mixed Media and Oil and ColdCold wax. She believes that everyone is creative and emphasizes that as a teacher. She is excited by the endless possibilities for experimenting with many art forms.
Kimberly Mullarkey received her BFA in drawing and printmaking from University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA from NIU. During her studies at NIU she traveled to the southwest of France to study Northern Rennaisance oil painting. She also completed the Botanical Art Certificate program at The Morton Arboretum. She is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Her work is in numerous collections across the United States and is published in The Best of Colored Pencil series. Kimberly works in several mediums and continues to make sketching a daily part of her day. When she is not making art she is busy teaching at several places and traveling the universe.
ALYCE VAN ACKER
Alyce was born and grew up in Wayne, IL. After entering the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, she became a teacher, working in Michigan, California and Florida. After acquiring an MA in painting, she partnered in an art gallery shop and became an instructor at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center.
Rosalie Vass grew up in the glacier area of Wisconsin. Her hometown was small and her roaming range quite large. She was fascinated by the changes in the sky and the colors of the seasons. She watched the cows and sheep graze in the pastures and all of life seemed amazingly slow and multi-colored. She was content to scan her environment to find the colors, textures, moods, and compositions that she would later paint. Her paintings burst with the reflections and experiences of her childhood adventures and adult travel. The desert, the ocean, the mountains and the architecture of her world travel all find a place in her work; never as one scene from one location but a blenderful of images from many times and places. She has painted flocks of sheep, herds of cows, choirs of angels, and countless towns, cities, palaces, bridges, and cemeteries. Her paintings are like random pages out of the diary of her life; come experience the joy of her art.
William Worcester was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has had an art career for most of his adult life. He has a B.A. in Art from North Central College and has also studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and with the portraitist George Lambrinides. He is represented currently by four Illinois art galleries and his work is in numerous national and international corporate and private collections. He is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America. His website is www.wworcesterart.com.
Carol Zack is a Chicago area artist whose background includes a BA and MA in Art Education. She started her career teaching art in Rantoul, Illinois and also taught art at the University of Illinois and Ball State University. Carol also worked as a visual merchant at Sears Corporate, but recently started her own art business, creating oil pastel paintings, teaching, and exhibiting. She is a member of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, the Chicago Artist Coalition, and the Oil Pastel Society. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.zackartistry.com.